HP bulks up its incoming Windows 8 lineup with four new All-in-One PCs

HP Windows 8 All-in-one Release Date

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) unveiled a pair of sleek ultrabooks and a gorgeous convertible tablet late last month as its Windows 8 lineup for this holiday season began to take shape. That was only the beginning, however, and HP moved from notebooks to desktops on Monday as it announced four new All-in-One Windows 8 computers that will launch beginning in October.

The HP Spectre ONE is the first ever AiO to join HP’s premium Spectre lineup, and it also happens to be the thinnest All-in-One computer in the world. Measuring just 11.5 millimeters thick at its thinnest point, this desktop is all about premium look and feel. The unit’s 23-inch display is covered by flush-mounted glass, and the design is a sight to behold.

Like Apple’s (AAPL) iMac, the Spectre ONE does not support touch input as the company’s TouchSmart lineup does, but this PC is as much a show piece as it is a workhorse, and touch support wasn’t doable at just 11.5 millimeters thick. This AiO does feature Intel’s latest processors, however, and it also includes 6GB of RAM, 750GB or 1TB of internal storage, Beats Audio, an HP TrueVision webcam and HP’s new Connected Remote feature. It also ships with both a mouse and an all-too-familiar trackpad with multitouch and gesture support.

The Spectre ONE, like much of HP’s lineup this fall, also includes integrated NFC and some awesome NFC-based features. One example is the capability to log into a computer without having to input your password simply by tapping your NFC-enabled smartphone to your HP PC.

HP’s new Spectre ONE All-in-One PC launches on November 14th starting at $1,299.

HP also unveiled two touch-enabled All-in-One PCs on Monday — the ENVY 20 TouchSmart pictured above and the ENVY 23 TouchSmart pictured below. These AiOs feature 20- and 23-inch touchscreen displays, respectively, and the each supports 10-point multitouch as well as all of Windows 8’s gestures. Other items of note include the latest third-generation Intel Core processors, up to 2TB of storage, HP Connected Remote, Beats Audio and built-in webcams.

The ENVY 20 TouchSmart will start at $849 and the ENVY 23 TouchSmart is priced from $1,099. Both PCs will be available beginning October 23rd, which is notably three days before Microsoft officially launches Windows 8.

The final AiO desktop PC HP unveiled on Monday is the entry-level HP Pavilion 20. Pictured below, the Pavilion 20 lacks touch support as well as most of the bells and whistles included in HP’s pricier All-in-Ones, but the surprisingly affordable pricing makes it a terrific option for students and other consumers on a budget. It’s a great value, as well — key features include a 20-inch high-definition display, Intel and AMD processor options, HP Connected Remote and up to 2TB of storage.

HP’s Pavilion 20 All-in-One PC launches on October 23rd with a base price of just $499.

HP’s full press release follows below.

HP Introduces New Consumer All-in-One PCs with Advanced Touch Technology, Ultraslim Designs

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 10, 2012 — HP today announced four new consumer all-in-one (AiO) PCs, including two additions to the HP ENVY line that feature the latest touch- technology innovation in a small footprint, one-cord solution.

  • The new HP ENVY 23 and ENVY 20 TouchSmart AiO PCs continue HP’s leadership in touch technology, offering 10-point multitouch technology and beautifully simple designs.
  • The incredibly thin and stunningly elegant HP Spectre ONE is the first AiO PC to join the premium HP Spectre product family.
  • The new HP Pavilion 20 is a powerful non-touch AiO PC built for value-conscious consumers.

“The clean look of an all-in-one PC and the ease of one-cord set-up are key reasons customers turn to HP,” said James Mouton, senior vice president and general manager, Personal Computer Global Business Unit, HP. “The SpectreONE design is art as well as a powerful entertainment hub. Across our rich line of all-in-ones, we continue to drive value and differentiation that have earned us sales of more than 5 million all-in-ones.”

HP all-in-ones with the power of touch

HP has built on its expertise with enhanced HP TouchSmart technology to make working, playing and staying connected as easy as a tap here or a swipe there. Designed to work with Microsoft® Windows® 8, the new HP ENVY 23 and HP ENVY 20 TouchSmart PCs deliver excellent performance and the capability of sensing up to 10 fingers on the screen for intuitive navigation, on-screen typing and playing games.

The HP ENVY 23 and HP ENVY 20 TouchSmart PCs offer 23- and 20-inch diagonal high- definition (HD) displays,(1) respectively. They come equipped with the latest Intel® processors, optional ExpressCache(2) and solid state drives (SSDs), and up to 3 terabytes(3) of storage for photos, videos and music. The ExpressCache SSD option provides users with fast boot-up and application start times.

For added entertainment, the HP ENVY 23 and HP ENVY 20 TouchSmart PCs offer Beats AudioTM and exclusive HP innovations such as the HP TrueVision HD webcam, HP Connected Photo,(4) HP Connected Backup(5) and HP Connected Music powered by Meridian.(6)

HP Connected Photo seamlessly syncs photos from a smartphone to the PC and stores them in their native resolution. HP Connected Music allows consumers to experience music downloads, streaming services and internet radio all in one convenient place. HP Connected Backup allows customers to seamlessly access and automatically back up files online for every day search, retrieval and access.

The HP ENVY 20 TouchSmart also offers HP Connected Remote,(5) which delivers the ultimate audiovisual experience by turning a smartphone or tablet into a remote control, enabling users to wirelessly control music, videos and photos.

Art intersects technology with HP SpectreONE

The HP SpectreONE AiO PC has a gorgeous ultraslim design complemented by a 23.6-inch flush-glass full HD display(1) and a unique curved back. At just 11.5 millimeters thin, the HP SpectreONE is the thinnest AiO PC in HP’s portfolio, and one of the thinnest AiO PCs available on the market today.

An accompanying stylish wireless trackpad, designed specifically for the HP SpectreONE, offers users freedom of movement with multitouch capabilities. Users can scroll, swipe and tap their way through the new Windows 8 environment.

As powerful as it is beautiful, the HP SpectreONE features the latest Intel processors, an NVIDIA 1-gigabyte graphics card, optional ExpressCache(2) and optional SSD. It also delivers connectivity with HP’s TouchZone near-field communication (NFC) technology and a full array of ports, including two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI-in and a Beats Audio headphones jack. With HP’s TouchZone NFC technology, users simply tap a smartphone or NFC tags on the base of the HP SpectreONE to instantly transfer content or login to the PC.

An entertainment powerhouse, the HP SpectreONE offers Beats Audio, an HP TrueVision HD webcam and the new HP Connected Remote,(5) HP Connected Photo(4) and HP Connected Music.(6) Full versions of Adobe Photoshop® Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 are provided to give users additional photo- and video-editing capabilities.

The HP SpectreONE is bundled with several services at no additional cost. To safeguard confidential data and thwart cyberthreats, the HP SpectreONE PC includes a two-year subscription to Norton Internet Security.(7) The SpectreONE also gives users support from a dedicated team of experts, and 90 days of complimentary HP SmartFriend Services.(8) HP SmartFriend Services provides stress-free assistance with PC setup and answers to all how-to questions. Customers receive prioritized treatment with a direct number, minimum wait time, extended support hours and follow-up calls. Users also can choose to receive online chat support with remote assistance.

All-in-one simplicity at a great value

For users craving the ease and space-saving design of an HP AiO PC at a great value, the HP Pavilion 20 AiO PC packs a 20-inch diagonal HD display(1) in an attractive easel design. The HP Pavilion 20 joins the recently announced HP Pavilion 23 AiO PC and offers intuitive features, including an HP TrueVision HD webcam, to keep users connected to family and friends.(5)

The HP Pavilion 20 also offers the new HP Connected Remote,(5) HP Connected Photo(4) and HP Connected Music.(6)

This new array of AiO PCs follows an Aug. 30 announcement of new touch notebooks, all designed to work with Windows 8. Additional PCs and a tablet made for business will be announced in the coming weeks.

Pricing and availability(9)

  • The HP ENVY 23 TouchSmart and HP ENVY 20 TouchSmart AiO PCs are expected to be available in the United States in October at starting prices of $999 and $799, respectively.
  • The HP SpectreONE is expected to be available in the United States in November with a starting price of $1,299.
  • The HP Pavilion 20 is expected to be available in the United States in October with a starting price of $449.
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